Cantor Daniel Mutlu received a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He also earned a Masters in Sacred Music from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City and was ordained as a cantor in 2008. Previous to his cantorial studies, Cantor Mutlu trained students in vocal and harmony studies both privately and as a tutor at the New England Conservatory. During his studies in New York, Cantor Mutlu also served as Professor of Traditional Nusach at Hebrew Union College.
Cantor Mutlu has sung with a number of preeminent organizations and houses of worship, most notably in the Trinity Choir Wall Street where he received two glowing musical reviews from the New York Times for solo performances as Jephte in Carissimi’s Jephte and as a tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah. He has worked as a soloist with renowned conductors such as Jane Glover, Julian Wachner, Simon Carington and Owen Burdick. He also has sung with the Park East Synagogue choir under the direction of Azi Schwartz, Mordechai Sobol and Matthew Lazar both at Sabbath services and concerts at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House.
Cantor Mutlu may be heard on the Naxos 8 disc set of The Complete Haydn Masses. He is featured in the recording as a tenor soloist with the Trinity Choir and Rebel Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Owen Burdick and Jane Glover. Most recently, Cantor Mutlu was a featured soloist and chorister on the Grammy nominated album, Israel in Egypt, with the Trinity Choir conducted by Julian Wachner.
In 2011, Cantor Mutlu was called to serve Congregation Beth Israel in Houston, Texas, becoming the chief musical officiate of services and life cycle events at the congregation. In Houston Daniel has already sung as a soloist with the Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Bach Society, the Houston Chamber Choir and Ars Lyrica. Daniel lives in the Houston area with his wife, Nina and children, Saya and Dorie Sue.
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